With this year's first-round pick, the Nationals drafted right-hander Erick Fedde, a former teammate of Bryce Harper who just had Tommy John surgery two days ago.
Just as they get set for a tough West Coast road trip, the Nationals are playing their best baseball of 2014.
Adam LaRoche's two-run homer proved to be the difference, aiding Doug Fister in his strong start and pushing Washington to a 4-2 win over Philadelphia to complete a series sweep.
Bryce Harper gave an update on his progress Thursday, saying he does not have a timetable to return quite yet.
The Nationals aim for a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday with Doug Fister and Kyle Kendrick the starting pitchers.